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Hypex NC400 users and pictures

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matt49

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I think it makes more sense to compare with a Bluesound Powernode 2 from business aspects.That´s a pretty smart piece of hardware imo..
Do you by any chance know what the casework of the Powernode is made of?
 

Esra

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matt49 said:
Esra said:
I think it makes more sense to compare with a Bluesound Powernode 2 from business aspects.That´s a pretty smart piece of hardware imo..
Do you by any chance know what the casework of the Powernode is made of?
it seems out of cfk,but i can tell more when i had my hands on soon
 

drummerman

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Jota180 said:
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It's a cyclops :)
That's nothing ...
Looks like a ship that's lost it's sail on the open sea.
Yes. It looks like something that should feature on the submarine in 'The league of extraordinary Gentlemen'.

The Momentum is beautifully made and the Swiss in me loves that intricate dial but I personally think it looks ungainly with that odd base.

Now, without that base, half width ...
 

iQ Speakers

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Love Italian coffee, strong, Love there coffee machines, I just dont want my HiFi to look like one!

I should of written it better! *mail1*
 

davedotco

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iQ Speakers said:
Love Italian coffee, strong, Love there coffee machines, I just dont want my HiFi to look like one!

I should of written it better! *mail1*
"should have".

No excuses, you're in 'business' now...!
 

drummerman

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Just contemplating how much nicer (and more practical) the Devialets and their remotes would look in sandblasted alu ...

Densen's newer components (after the awful gold knobs) kind of appeal too. There is a certain elegance in the stark simplicity, especially in the light finish.
 

iQ Speakers

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davedotco said:
iQ Speakers said:
Love Italian coffee, strong, Love there coffee machines, I just dont want my HiFi to look like one!

I should of written it better! *mail1*
"should have".

No excuses, you're in 'business' now...!
Its not my strong point, it just does not come naturally.
 

DocG

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Hypex have introduced another OEM module: the NC500. And that looks like something to keep an eye on!

AcousticImagery have built their Atsah 500 mono amp around it, and that monoblock sells for €1140 in their webshop (for continental Europe). There's a dealer (with demo room) in the UK: Hifi Hangar (http://www.hifihangar.co.uk) in Bordon (at the Surrey/Hampshire border if I read well). No prices on the site, but that should be some 850 GBP a piece.

Review (by the US importer, mind you!) at http://tweekgeek.blogspot.co.uk (I can't paste any links into this ####ing site anymore!).

I have my NC400 modules waiting in a drawer already, but this looks like quite the alternative!
 

Esra

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Hey Doc,great find!Sounds like a good deal,if you consider some Diy Nc400 would cost you around 800 with a higher priced case like the ghent.Thats around 350 for the build which is not too gready imo. and a much better deal than the NAD M22.

They say the amps sound dark and rolled off in the beginning.I experienced similar with the NC400 but they opened up extremely after two months with maybe 2 hours of listening per day.
 

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Since I'm at work now (with a Windows pc), I'll try and add some pictures. I really like the carbon finish on those Atsah 500s!





Oh, and it's £799 a piece (inc.VAT) apparently. Gets you 400 W @ 8 Ohm and 700 W @ 4 Ohm (that's right! not a typo!) of smooth Ncore power; at 2 Ohm, the power dips to 'only' 550 W though. So if your speakers don't have a crazy impedance curve...

And Acoustic Imagery sell XLR-XLR and XLR-RCA cables for connecting your pre-amp too (the amps are XLR only).
 

iQ Speakers

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So i would think the the 500 are OEM parts? the 400 are 300 euros each plus 2 PSU's and case. there are no discounts on the NC400 as its meant for the DIY market. The back looks better than the front! May well have a talk with HiFI hanger interesting. Im still waiting for my "bits" speaker, RCA conectors to come befor i can build the UcD180's
 

DocG

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iQ Speakers said:
Hypex UcD180 Amplifier done and working! I think the case need a little work!
Hi Boggit, nice job!

I guess the white wires go to the speaker connectors? If it's anything like the NC400, you should twist them together as tightly as possible, to avoid interference. Do they mention that in the manual?

Very curious what the case will be like...
 

iQ Speakers

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Speaker wires indeed, yes ill note the twisting. to be honest it was a quick lash up just to see what they sounded like. I still carnt belive it! About 200 euros of modules that look pretty simple the SMD are on the underside of the board and hey presto a superb sounding amp. I think the issue for me selling them is the CE aproval ill no doubt ill have to get! As to the case i think the way forward is just a half width simple case to keep costs down a £399 amp is possibe just add a source with pre and wow very cheap system.
 

Esra

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So what do you think?Comparison with the Abrahamsen?Got curious about the NC400?

How does it sound CXN-UCD vs. CXN-V2.0?
 

iQ Speakers

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Esra said:
So what do you think?Comparison with the Abrahamsen?Got curious about the NC400?

How does it sound CXN-UCD vs. CXN-V2.0?
Quite frankly I'm amazed and to be honest they are so close. I think the Abrahamsen is smother, the Hypex is louder. But the both do base very well, the differances are marginal. Curious about the NC400 yes but would not work at 600 euros a pair plus PSU. Now the 500 that Acoustic Imagery are useing they must be cheaper than the 400? the 400 is for DIY. The 500 is not even in the Hypex webshop. Im still grining!
 

Esra

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Lets see how it sounds after few weeks.As said my NC400 sounded much better after few weeks and still need about 10min to sound best.

If there is really a 500 you could contact Hypex,as it seems to be a oem module only or it is a NC400 module with a higher PSU.

Maybe you could think about active speakers,just a idea.
 

DocG

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The NC500 is strictly OEM. No idea about the price...

A major difference, compared to the NC400, is that the '500 has no input buffer on board. I suppose you can use Hypex's HxR regulators for that (but don't shoot me if you can't -- my technical knowledge is close to non-existant...)

The power it produces is also different: here.
 

iQ Speakers

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Cheers Doc different website to the one I have been using! If you ever need more I get a discount just give me a shout.
 

JMac

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CE Marking shouldnt be too hard if all the components were purchased in the EU as they should come with their own CE marks and declarations of conformity. You can then compile the relevant documentation and issue your own Declaration of Conformity.
 

iQ Speakers

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JMac said:
CE Marking shouldnt be too hard if all the components were purchased in the EU as they should come with their own CE marks and declarations of conformity. You can then compile the relevant documentation and issue your own Declaration of Conformity.
Cheer JMac I know you can self certify you have to build a technical file sounds like you have experience of it? Hypex said they would help with this, to be honest they have been brilliant to deal with.

I can confirm the existance of the NC500 it is an OEM product which I now have access to. Cases ordered and will order some NC500 modules to try,
 

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